430 Squadron celebrates 75 years

– The squadron was created as an army cooperation squadron in England during the Second World War.

Phase One of the move to NDHQ (Carling) complete!

– NDHQ (Carling) consists of 10 inter-connected buildings that offer designated recreational spaces, plenty of natural light, and modernized offices designed to foster a healthy work environment.

The Lion evolved: The story of 427 Squadron’s celebrated 75-year history

– With a distinguished history of aviation excellence, the squadron has evolved considerably since its inception, repeatedly adjusting to an ever-changing aviation environment for the better part of a century.

Photo of the Day

– Members of 5 Combat Engineer Regiment conduct firing simulations with Leopard 2A4 tanks during Exercise LION INTRÉPIDE 2017 late last year.

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A Royal Canadian Air Force pilot gives a thumbs-up gesture from inside an aircraft before taxiing down the runway.

Canada’s Air Task Force concludes its NATO enhanced Air Policing mission in Romania

– Operation REASSURANCE and its contribution to NATO’s enhanced Air Policing is a peacetime collective defence mission, which safeguards the integrity of the Alliance’s airspace.

Three soldiers in crawling position in front of a military vehicle.

Combat engineers go above and beyond in Exercise MATAWA SAPPER

– The exercise saw members of 2 Combat Engineer Regiment (2 CER) take on the elements and come out on top.

Soldiers stand in a semi-circle while military officials sign papers at a table on a stage

NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroup Latvia welcomes new Commander

– Soldiers from eight different nations participated in a ceremony January 15, 2018, at the Ādaži Cultural Center near Riga, Latvia. The ceremony marked the change of command of the Canadian-led NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroup (eFP BG) Latvia.

An airplane sits on the tarmac with green trees in the background

Aurora “eyes in the sky” help US Coast Guard keep over five tonnes of cocaine off the streets

– The Aurora’s role is to fly long distances and survey areas, using its sensors to capture radar and imagery of suspect vessels.

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Survey says – Opportunities in the new drafting and survey technician occupation

– As part of the Military Engineering Branch, drafting and survey technicians employ leading-edge electronic and satellite equipment to gather precise survey data.

Phoenix overpayments and your taxes

– As tax season approaches, here’s what Defence Team employees who were overpaid due to issues with the Phoenix pay system need to know.

Children’s Education Management celebrates milestones

– Since 1947, CEM has ensured children’s education is compatible when Canadian military families are posted to one of over 250 locations outside Canada.

DND/CAF welcomes first cyber operators

– Cyber operators will conduct defensive cyber operations, and contribute to active cyber operations.

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430 Squadron celebrates 75 years

– The squadron was created as an army cooperation squadron in England during the Second World War.

The Lion evolved: The story of 427 Squadron’s celebrated 75-year history

– With a distinguished history of aviation excellence, the squadron has evolved considerably since its inception, repeatedly adjusting to an ever-changing aviation environment for the better part of a century.

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The secure entry area of NDHQ (Carling), with buildings in the background.

Phase One of the move to NDHQ (Carling) complete!

– NDHQ (Carling) consists of 10 inter-connected buildings that offer designated recreational spaces, plenty of natural light, and modernized offices designed to foster a healthy work environment.

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Total Health and Wellness room recently opened at DRDC – Ottawa Research Centre

– Employees are invited to use the room when they are in need of de-stressing, relaxing and recharging.

Annual Avalanche Control operations

Gagetown Gunners keep Canadians safe from avalanches

– Rogers Pass, British Columbia — Every winter, avalanches at Rogers Pass have the potential to pose a drastic threat to the safety and security of Canadians.

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan with staff at RMC Saint-Jean.

MND reaffirms intent to restore university status at RMC Saint-Jean

– Strong, Secure, Engaged commits to restoring RMC Saint-Jean’s full university status to help prepare the next generation of CAF leaders for success.

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Mental health co-champions’ message: Maintaining mental well-being during the holidays

– It is important to remember that there are always services and supports available to the entire DND family.

Ask the Expert: Can anti-inflammatories hurt me?

– Anti-inflammatories are generally well-tolerated. However, taking them for long periods in high doses increases the risk for side-effects.

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60 Seconds with Master Corporal Darryl McCann

– Master Corporal Darryl McCann, Canadian Forces Military Police Group

Watch the January 17 episode of Defence Team News!

– Wrapping up deployments on Op CARIBBE and new Aerial Fire Fighting Vehicles

Flames are visible in front of a tank after it fires a round on snowy ground.

Photo of the Day

– Members of 5 Combat Engineer Regiment conduct firing simulations with Leopard 2A4 tanks during Exercise LION INTRÉPIDE 2017 late last year.

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